Australian Biological Resources Study

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CAAB: 37206018

Species Lepadichthys sandaracatus Whitley, 1943

Shark Bay Clingfish

Compiler and date details

27 September 2013 - Douglass F. Hoese, Dianne J. Bray & Matthew M. Lockett

20 December 2006 - Douglass F. Hoese & Dianne J. Bray



Uncertainty exists about the identity of Lepadichthys sandaracatus and whether it is a separate species to Lepadichthys frenatus. Molecular work is required to confirm the classification of this species (J.B. Hutchins pers. comm.).




Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Houtman Abrolhos Islands (28°29'S) to Monte Bello Islands (20°24'S), WA; subtropical.

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, inshore.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
09-Oct-2013 GOBIESOCOIDEI 09-Oct-2013 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
12-Feb-2010 (import)